• 09.16.10

    EPA Decision Highlights Risks to Retailers Under FIFRA

    A United States Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") administrative judge levied $409,490 in penalties against California-based retailer 99¢ Only Stores for selling pesticidal products that were either not registered with the EPA as required by the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, ...

  • 09.15.10

    FTC Settles Charges over Deceptive Reviews

    In the first application of the new guidelines on testimonials and endorsements, the Federal Trade Commission reached a settlement with a public relations firm accused of illegally advertising its clients’ gaming applications by having employees pose as consumers and post reviews on iTunes.

  • 09.13.10

    Dodd-Frank and Reconsidering Financial Holding Company Status

    Section 606 of the Dodd-Frank Act adds a new standard for a bank holding company (BHC) which elects to become, or already is, a financial holding company (FHC). 

  • 09.10.10

    FTC to Release Green Guides in Coming Weeks

    Recent reports suggest that the Federal Trade Commission will release the new Green Guides within the next few weeks—the first guidelines on environmental marketing in the last 12 years.

  • 09.07.10

    FTC Targets Marketers of Acai Berry and Colon Cleansing Products

    The Federal Trade Commission requested, and a federal judge granted, a temporary restraining order that prevents several makers of acai berry and colon cleansing products from further advertising their respective products in a false and misleading way.

  • 08.31.10

    Legislators Seek Answers About Tracking Mechanisms

    Reacting to a recent series of articles in The Wall Street Journal, Reps. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and Joe Barton (R-Tex.) sent letters to 15 Internet companies questioning their practice of allowing third-party advertising companies to install cookies and other tracking mechanisms on ...

  • 08.19.10

    First Statewide Mandatory Green Building Code Published; Effective January 1, 2011

    The International Code Council recently published the 2010 California Green Building Standards Code, Title 24, Part 11—otherwise known as CALGreen, the nation’s first mandatory statewide green building code which was adopted January 12, 2010 by the California Building Standards ...

  • 08.18.10

    Gillette Settles Razor Ad Suit for $7.5 Million

    A federal judge gave preliminary approval to a settlement in a multi-district class action suit against Gillette, accusing the company of misstating the efficacy of its M3 Power Razor in ads. Gillette agreed to pay $7.5 million.

  • 08.17.10

    California Air Resources Board Releases Growth Targets for California

    What will California look like in 25 years?  What are the factors that will influence its growth? Population? Demographics? The global economy? Political winds?

  • 08.16.10

    Manatt Attorneys Take Center Stage at Leading Industry Events

    How can you be sure that claims in your food packaging and marketing will pass scrutiny?



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